Cosmetology Student working on hair
Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

MNTC's Cosmetology prepares adult students for the Cosmetology field of personal hair care as mandated by the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Licensing.

The program will prepare adult students with foundational knowledge and practical skills in Hair Care, Color, Cut, Salon Management, Sanitation, and Salesmanship.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 

High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Introduction to Cosmetology
Shampooing/ Conditioning/ Rinses & Scalp Treatments
Hair Texture Chemical Restructuring
Hair Coloring
Basic Manicure/ Pedicure
Basic Facials
The Business of Cosmetology
Total Class Hours: 1500


No Prerequisites



Class Times

  • Start Date: August, October, January
  • Days: Monday - Friday (Day Session); Monday - Thursday (Evening Session)
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: 4:15 - 10:15 (Full-Time); 6:15 - 10:15 (Part-Time)
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

  • Licensed Cosmetologist (OK State Board of Cosmetology)



Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?


  • Fashion and design
  • Cleanliness
  • Communication
  • Customer-service focus
  • Financial skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the MNTC Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Cosmetologist
  • Hair Dresser
  • Hair Stylist
  • Shampooer
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Barber




Potential Wages

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 12.0401

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VA Assistance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: How long will it take to complete the program?

A: High school students need 1,000 hours to complete and can only attend part time. Part-time high school students need approximately two years (four semesters) to complete. Adult students need 1,500 hours to complete. Adults may choose to attend part time, which takes approximately three years (six semesters) to complete, or full time, which takes approximately 1-1/2 years (three semesters) to complete.

Q: How many hours are required to complete the program?

A: 1500 hours for adults and 1000 hours for high school students are to be completed in order to sit for the  Licensed Cosmetologist Exam (OK State Board of Cosmetology)

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What are the shop hours for the cosmetology program that are open to the public?

A: View live work services page and choose Cosmetology

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.

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